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Own your own Bedales lamb

By Andrew Martin, Head of Outdoor Work

Lambing this year reached 188%, meaning we got 47 lambs from 25 ewes with no fatalities. In the sheep world, this is very good news! 386 more words

Lambing Season 2017 - Part 2

So 3 ewes (out of 8) had lambed, with 4 babies on the ground so far. Next up was N-Kerry, who quietly presented me with a simply beautiful little white ewe. 1,239 more words

Dogs And Other Critters

Lambs @ MacFinn Farm 2017!

As you may know, I only breed my ewes every other year. And due to my lung thing and overall poor health because of it, I skipped last year too.  1,767 more words

Dogs And Other Critters

A Day on a Swaledale Farm

John Bentley, one of the volunteers contributing to this project, writes about his day with Raymond Calvert at Hoggarths Farm. 

3rd May 2017

I’ve always admired the work of the photojournalists who, in the pre-television days, provided ‘photo-stories’ for long-gone magazines like ‘Picture Post’ and ‘Life’. 702 more words

Yorkshire Dales Farming

So far, so good. Lambing is 75% complete!

Well there is no doubt about it, lambing in a rain-free period has its advantages, though the lack of rain does little for pasture growth. Fortunately, the rain we had overnight last Sunday was a real blessing, and we do now have grass to move the ewes and their lambs onto. 720 more words


Twin Lamb Haiku

Twin lambs on the ground,

Safe and sound with their mama,

Their whole life ahead.


Lambing is in full swing!

And still we wait for rain. Of course, we have had the odd shower but they have been of little value.

At this time of year, the grass should be growing nearly half an inch a day but the reality is that the growth rate is more like that per week! 1,146 more words